Competition

The 1st International Conducting Competition in honor of Andreas Makris will be organized in Belgrade, Serbia, from 24th of June 2019. The international jury made of conductors and educators from USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Norway, Italy, Switzerland and the Balkan countries will award a grand prix as well as other awards totaling 20,000 US dollars. The competition will be done with the award winning Makris Symphony Orchestra at the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade.

We invite all interested conductors, regardless of their age, to apply. The application fee is 300 EUROS (or 340 US dollars).

Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct in variety of settings, including chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra or a wind ensemble, with or without a soloist. It is our aim to find the best "all around" conductor. The voting process will allow fairness in every stage of the evaluation, because the jury will vote immediately after each conductor's appearance, without consultation with each other. The competitors will be judged on their conducting technique, musicality, rehearsal technique as well as their charisma and leadership (i.e. how well they communicate with the orchestra and the audience). Complete rules and judging process will be published on this website before the end of February.

The international jury will include:
- Mo Steven Moore (USA)
- Mo Predrag Gosta (USA/Serbia)
- Mo Jonathan Brett (United Kingdom/Hungary)
- Mo Jorn Fossheim (Russia/Norway)
- Mo Dimitri Scarlato (Italy/UK)
(complete biographies will be published together with the rules before the end of February)

Interested conductors should submit a video with TWO CONTRASTING PIECES from a standard repertoire of their own choice. Not more than 32 conductors will be selected based on the video submission. If you seek guidance whether your desired repertoire is acceptable, feel free to contact us. If you are interested, please send us an email, indicating your interest, so that we can send you an application form. The deadline for submission is March 30th, 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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